The cases of a pair of teen detective brothers and a teen girl amateur sleuth.
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1979   1978   1977  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Joe Hardy (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
 Frank Hardy (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ed Gilbert ...
 Fenton Hardy (25 episodes, 1977-1979)
 Nancy Drew (21 episodes, 1977-1978)


Frank and Joe Hardy were the teenage sons of world-renowned private investigator Fenton Hardy. Snooping must have been in the Hardy blood, since Frank and Joe were always stumbling across mysterious goings-on, usually of the non-violent kind. Kidnapping, smuggling, robbery, missing persons and haunted houses were the norm in the Hardy hometown of Bayport, although their adventures often took the boys to other cities or even countries. Frank was the sensible, older brother, while Joe was impulsive and a budding pop singer. Gertrude was Frank & Joe's sometimes nagging aunt, Callie was Frank's cute girlfriend and Harry a government agent the Hardy boys occasionally worked with. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Release Date:

30 January 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Nancy Drew Mysteries  »

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(28 episodes) | (39 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Merchandising for the series included action figures (a guitar accessory for the Joe Hardy figure included a "secret panel" to decode messages), and a series of puzzle books, also sold as a gift set. See more »


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A definite cult classic like in the same vein as "The Six Million Dollar Man", "The Bionic Woman", "Charlie's Angels" and "Knight Rider"
30 July 2003 | by (Vancouver, British Columbia) – See all my reviews

I love reading "The Hardy Boys" books and I really enjoy the series, not so much of "Nancy Drew" though but then again, I never liked reading Nancy Drew in the first place. The series is very much like the books with similar plots. My favourite episode is the 2-part "The Last Kiss of Summer" as it was very touching. I enjoy Shaun Cassidy's music and it was great that he belted out some songs in the show as well. Many celebrity stars guested in the show like Melanie Griffith, Marj Dusay, Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert Englund, Stuart Whitman, June Lockhart, Terry Kiser, Lorne Greene and Ricky Nelson. The plots in this show is very similar to other shows during this era like "The Six Million Dollar Man", "Bionic Woman", "Starsky & Hutch", "Charlie's Angels" and "Rockford Files" I'd recommend this show to anyone who likes the shows I mentioned.

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